Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

To provide protection for those who, by no fault or choice of their own, cannot help themselves, and depend on humans for their care. To ensure the highest quality of life for our companion birds. To educate the bird owning public on the most current diet, health and general care information.
Jul 16, 2014

Give Now to Help Hector Heal!

Hector
Hector's Surgical Incision Site

Dear Mickaboo Friends,

Our work to improve the welfare of companion birds is never-ending. Read the Summer edition of Mickaboo's newsletter for some great articles about the work YOU enable us to do.

The veterinary assistance our birds need is by no means free - and we have a rare 50% matching gift opportunity we hope you will use. On Wednesday July 16, from 6 am PT - 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online gifts at 50%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $130,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page *now* to take advantage of this opportunity.

Your donations help birds like Hector (pictured). Hector is a male half-English budgie, which means he's a bit bigger and fluffier than most budgies. He and his friend Andi were found abandoned in a foreclosed home. Hector has fought hard to overcome health problems resulting from an all-seed diet, small cage, and dowel perches. He has a narrowed breathing passage which makes him susceptible to respiratory infections, he was very overweight and had poor muscle tone, and has some damage to the bottoms of his feet. After lots of care - including antibiotics, a healthy diet, a big flight cage with plenty of exercise, and soft rope perches and platforms for his feet - he is now able to climb, fly, sing, and enjoy life again!

He was recently found to have a malignant tumor on his right side, and just had an operation (costing ~$1100) to remove it. Although he has an excellent chance of full recovery, he needs help to cover the costs of all that expert veterinary care, and of any future respiratory problems.

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Please take advantage of this matching gift opportunity to help pay the vet bills for Hector and his feathered friends. They will ALL appreciate it!

Hector, recovering with his partner Andi
Hector, recovering with his partner Andi

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May 7, 2014

Give Now to Help Congo!

Congo, an African Grey who needs eye surgery
Congo, an African Grey who needs eye surgery

We have a rare matching gift opportunity - and we need YOUR help to take advantage of it!

On May 7, 6 am PT - 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $75,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page to take advantage of this opportunity.

Your donations help birds like Congo, a Timneh African Grey (pictured). Congo has a large mass on his left eye, attached to both the inside and outside of his eyelid. The mass is growing. Poor Congo has been rubbing this eye so the mass is likely causing him discomfort. The mass needs to be removed and tissue samples sent to a lab to see if it is cancerous. Congo’s inner third eyelid is not affected so the eye itself should be okay after surgery. And Congo will be much happier and more comfortable once the mass is removed and the eye heals.

Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity to help pay the vet bills for Congo and our many other birds like him?

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to GlobalGiving for processing.

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Feb 12, 2014

Kickstart Benevolent Fund for Needy Surrenderers!

Liddle, Cockatiel Rescued as a 2-Gram Baby
Liddle, Cockatiel Rescued as a 2-Gram Baby

Thanks to your generosity and that of many, many others, Mickaboo has exited the October 2013 moratorium we imposed on additions to our foster flock.  THANK YOU very, very much!  You have an opportunity today (yes, TODAY! Right Now!) to continue supporting our mission of improving the quality of life for companion birds in need.

During the last moratorium, we reviewed our financial policies in light of having had two moratoria in one year - the result of demand for our services outpacing our funding model - and made changes. We created a per-bird fee for individuals surrendering their pets, equal to 1/4 to 1/3 of our average per-bird veterinary cost.  This fee has been generally well received and understood; that said, there are times when the surrenderer cannot afford it.  This is where YOU come in!

We are creating a "Benevolent Fund" to assist these surrendering guardians. All funds collected today - GlobalGiving's first Bonus Day of 2014 - will be dedicated to this fund. 

From Feb 12, 6 am PT - 9 pm PT (or Feb 12, 9 am ET - midnight Eastern), GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until Global Giving has given away $75,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's Global Giving page to take advantage of this opportunity - now, before matching funds run out!

Read more about how Mickaboo impacts the lives of our feathered companions in our recently published newsletter.  From an unexpected adoption to an Amazon's medical and emotional rehabilitation, there's a heartwarming story for everyone.

Thank you again for your generosity, and enabling Mickaboo to continue its mission on behalf of our feathered friends!

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